April 2021 Patch Tuesday Roundup

This month’s Patch Tuesday (or Update Tuesday, as the MSRC team blog prefers to call it) falls on the 13th which may give pause to the superstitious among us. Some users felt pretty unlucky after installing the March updates, which came with continuing problems for those using certain printer models. Let’s hope this month’s fixes…

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The emergence of an alternative internet

Wow, 2020 was quite the year! Not just because of the pandemic that stopped the offline world, but because of some of the terrifying things that rocked our online world as well. These are the ones that disturbed me the most: The docudrama “The Social Dilemma,” which opened our eyes to how large social media…

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Major app crashes are a wake-up call for organizations to improve their app stability

Organizations in virtually every industry rely on apps to provide a critical part of the customer experience. When those apps prove to be unstable, end users can be impacted in ways that cause considerable consternation. Last year, a variety of major organizations suffered significant app crashes that resulted in serious disruptions, lost revenue and hurt…

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March 2021 Patch Tuesday Roundup

This month wasn’t a good one for IT admins – especially those running Microsoft Exchange servers. A Chinese hacker organization going by the moniker “Hafnium” was discovered to be exploiting security vulnerabilities in Exchange 2013, 2016, and 2019. This allowed them to access the email of the many thousands of businesses and government agencies using…

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Microsoft Exchange breach underscores need for SMB multi-layered security

The recent hack of Microsoft Exchange was a wake-up call for many small and medium businesses (SMBs) about their network vulnerability. As reported by TechGenix, Microsoft hasn’t said how many corporate and government Exchange customers have been exploited, but security expert Brian Krebs said the number is “at least 30,000” in the U.S. alone. The Wall Street Journal,…

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Survey & customers show big ROI from digital faxing

Faxing is a fixture of many industries—healthcare, legal, financial, government, manufacturing. It is a technology that persists…because it does the job required. Fax satisfies requirements for security, regulatory compliance, legal need, or simply as a lowest common denominator for communications interoperability. In healthcare for example, not every electronic health record (EHR) system plays well with others….

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